5 batters the Chicago Cubs should target in free agency

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Chicago Cubs: 5 batters to target in free agency – #3: Chris Taylor

At number three we have Chris Taylor. The 2022 free agent class is absolutely loaded between batters and pitchers alike and it only gets better from here.

Chris Taylor started with the Seattle Mariners in 2014 before landing with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016 where he has since spent the duration of his career. Adding a bat like Taylor’s is not only valuable in the lineup but he adds versatility in the field, as well, as he can play both second base and all three outfield spots.

Earning his first All-Star nod in 2021, Taylor owns a line of .284/.376/.496 to go along with 17 home runs and 62 driven in. He also adds speed on the basepaths with 10 bags swiped on the year.

For his career, Taylor has remained, for the most part, consistent. His line is .267/.342/.453. Though having a better year at Dodger Stadium than on the road this season, his splits are just about even for home/road batting average, coming in at .269 and .265, respectively. Adding his bat in the confines of Wrigley Field, a more hitter-friendly ballpark could only help those numbers as Wrigley ranks #10 in terms of hitter friendliness and LA comes in at #28.